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Recycled Aggregate for Carbon Neutral Concrete

Posted by John Noriega on Thursday, January 27, 2011,

    With the development of environmentally conscious construction projects across the world, there are still many demands of building materials that today’s technologies have not yet satisfied.  Looking at the two main structural building materials, steel and concrete, one in particular lacks characteristics of carbon neutrality.  While steel is nearing full recycled production, concrete remains a very carbon intensive process.  The main contributor to this trait is portland cement.  Port...

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Structural Steel: A century old sustainable building material

Posted by John Noriega on Friday, May 7, 2010,

The New York Times Tower is made of 25,000 tons of steel; 95% of which is recycled.

Since the 20th century, steel has been ever-changing the construction industry; bringing remarkable architectural designs to life.  One of the most valued benefits steel has brought to the construction industry is its level of sustainability.  Since the early 1970’s, the North American steel industry has been investing a lot of money into becoming a more sustainable industry.  Half of the world’s stee...

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